Software upgrades on Wednesday and Thursday (June 17-18) will shut down 12 pass vending machines. Here's a straight up cut-and-paste from a CTA press release:
CTA's transit card vending machines and express farecard vending
Pass machines affected by the outage sell three and seven-day CTA passes as well as the joint CTA/Pace seven-day passes. These passes will continue to be available for purchase from CTA's Web site and authorized retail locations. Visit transitchicago.com or call 1-888-YOUR-CTA for a list of retail outlets.
The machines that will be out of service are located at:
- Blue Line O'Hare Station
- Blue Line Rosemont Station
- Blue Line Cumberland Station
- Orange Line Midway Station
- Red Line Chicago Station
- Red Line Howard Station
- Union Station
- Water Tower Visitor Center
- Chicago Cultural Center
- J. Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel
Following the software upgrades required for a new vendor, these machines will only accept bank cards that have a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express logo.